1000hp AWD Ford SUV | Territory turbo

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The only Australian made SUV, the Ford Territory finished up production last year. Available in both rear wheel and all wheel drive configurations, the big wagon was powered by the Australian twin cam Barra six cylinder engine in both naturally aspirated and single turbocharged variants.

Independent Motorsports has been at the front for some time in terms of real world track results. Their factory turbo 2008 example has been close to a single digit quarter mile ET for the past 12 months, with constant driveline amendments along the way due to the Ford’s 2-plus tonne weight.

The forged 6 engine is boosted by a Borg Warner turbo that features a custom front wheel by ATP. Making power is one thing but getting this tank down the track has proven to be the real challenge. Power drives through a Nizpro ZF 6spd trans and IMS’s own drag spec transfer case and twin bush diff hat. This time out the IMS team were confident of cracking that 9-second quarter mile pass.

Independent Motorsports Daily Driven SUV | XSPSI
2008 Ford Territory Ghia Turbo AWD
Ford Barra 4L I6 engine
Forged Bottom End, CNC ported head, Falcon FG cams
Borg Warner S300 Turbo with ATP Custom front wheel @ 34psi
Nizpro Intercooler, Nizpro Plenum
Single 4in Stainless Exhaust, External Wastegate
Aftermarket Industries Surge Tank, Bosch 2200cc Injectors, E85 Pump Fuel
Nizpro Level 3 ZF 6spd transmission, Circle D stall converter
IMS Drag-spec Transfer Case – with 2WD / 4WD option
IMS Twin Bush Diff Hat, GJ Driveline Tailshaft
Driveshaft Shop Rear CV Shafts – modified to IMS Specs
Yokohama Advan 255/50R18 street tyres
Power: 620kW / 830hp @ wheels
Race Weight: 2280kg / 5038Ib
Built and Tuned by: Independent Motorsports

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